Michael Ausiello
August 12, 2010 AT 09:07 PM EDT

Here’s the sitch: Jersey Shore‘s superstar guido will not be appearing on Bones after all.

According to exec producer Stephen Nathan, plans to have Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino guest-star as a murder victim in a Shore-inspired episode have been scuttled.

“The Situation is not going to work out,” Nathan tells me. “There were so many contractual difficulties with MTV that it just became an impossibility.”

As a result, an actual actor will more than likely fill the minor role. “But the episode will still be our little tribute to Jersey Shore,” Nathan assures me, “and it will do what many people in America would like to see themselves—which is one of those people dead.”

He’s kidding about that last part. I know because this is the sound he made after he said it: “Muhahahahahahaha.”

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